Time to set the loading bench back up

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Feb 19, 2007.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I haven't bothered to reload in a number of years, mostly for lack of space aboard my shanty-boat where I lived for the past several years but since I have moved to Mobile and have plenty of room in my shop, its now time to break out the gear and go for it again, especially since 7.62 x 51 seems to be drying up. Looks like most of my dies are pretty well shot with corrosion and will have to be replaced so I think I'll bite the bullet literally and spring for a new 550B Dillon and conversions for .45 ACP, .38/.357, .30 carbine, .30-06, .308, 7mm Weatherby, and .44 mag.
    Looks like the scale is a bit rusty too so I might as well go for a whole new set-up. I never did get over saving my brass, now if I can mortgage a step-child or two, maybe I buy enough powder, primers, and bullets to reload them all. Does anyone have a Dillon plate conversion chart that tells which ones are common like the .45 acp and .308?
     
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  3. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  4. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Funny you should ask, I was just looking at this yesterday.

    Here's one link:
    <a href="http://www.brianenos.com/pages/dillon/cal.conv.chart.html">Brianenos.com</a>

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  5. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Cool, I thought the shell plate was the same for .45acp and .308; guess I was right.
     

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